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Waiver Wire: 10 Under 10%

Brian Creagh highlights 10 players owned in less than 10% of Yahoo Leagues who are worth a look


L.J. Hoes - Houston Astros (2% Owned) - Hoes has hit really well this past week with .440/.481/.680 triple slash. He's playing every day and appears to be settling in, so give him some run while he's hot. He should be good for a few steals and some counting stats.

Charlie Blackmon (0% Owned) - Another "little bit of everything" outfielder, Blackmon doesn't do a whole lot for me, and I'd rather see his AB's going to Corey Dickerson. Blackmon is making the most of his opportunities though slashing .400/.471/.733 in his last 7 games. He has some unexpected reverse splits with an almost .330 point advantage in his Away SLG. I can happily chalk this up to small sample size, and expect this trend to normalize in the coming weeks.

Brian Bogusevic - Chicago Cubs (0% Owned) - With David DeJesus now out the door, the LF job is now exclusively Bogusevic's. He's a smart ballplayer, especially on the basepaths where he's capable of swiping a few bases despite his lack of speed (15 SB's last year in Houston). Playing in Wrigley should help support his mediocre power, and I wouldn't be afraid to run this guy out in 20 team leagues for the remainder of the year.

Jose Tabata - Pittsburgh Pirates (1% Owned) - Pittsburgh's answer for a right fielder has come in the form of a once top prospect, Jose Tabata. In 16 games in August, Tabata has slashed .321/.390/.528 and his hitting atop the lineup while Starling Marte is out giving him plenty of chances to accumulate counting stats. The job is Tabata's to lose, jump all over him if you need some OF help.

Logan Forsythe - San Diego Padres (1% Owned) - A favorite pre-season sleeper, Forsythe is finally starting to provide some value to fantasy owners. Steals are Forsythe's biggest contribution, but he has some on-base skills that make him more than just a fantasy fill-in. He's splitting time at SS with Alexi Amarista, and he's eligible at 2B, SS, and OF in most fantasy leagues. Forsythe is a handy piece to have in any playoff run.

Brad Peacock - Houston Astros (2% Owned) - Peacock continues to shine since his return to the rotation, and I'm fully buying in. He's limited the free passes and maintaining his stuff deeper in to the ball game. Peacock might be a favorite sleeper for me in most drafts next year, because his ERA will still look ugly at the end of this season and should fly under the radar.

Kevin Siegrist - St. Louis Cardinals (1% Owned) - A lefty out of the Cardinals bullpen, Siegrist could be in line for some saves with Edward Mujica going down Wednesday night. It's pure speculation now, but Siegrist has pitched really well and is a viable candidate for the job.

Zach McAllister - Cleveland Indians (8% Owned) - Injuries and a few poor starts has dropped McAllister's ownership levels below 10% and that is a mistake. McAllister has just put together two impressive outings giving up 2 ER in his past 12.1 IP against the Twins and Angels. His rotation spot is secure and I prefer him over both Danny Salazar and Scott Kazmir for the rest of the season.

Ethan Martin - Philadelphia Phillies (1% Owned) - Excluding his first start, Martin has pitched above league average going 16.1 IP w/ 16 K's and a 3.31 ERA. He will receive a ton of soft matchups in the NL East and his rotation spot is fairly secured as I think Tyler Cloyd is the first one to go if space is needed.

Tony Watson - Pittsburgh Pirates (2% Owned) - Watson should be owned in just about every league. If K's, ERA, or WHIP are measured in your league, add Watson. In his past 30 innings pitched, he has an impressive 13/1 K/BB ratio and a 0.88 ERA. Watson has been lights out and any roster with innings to burn should be utilizing this guy.

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